Wheaton College is an explicitly Christian, academically rigorous, fully residential liberal arts college and graduate school located in Wheaton, Illinois. Established in 1860, Wheaton is guided by its original mission to provide excellence in Christian higher education, and offers more than 40 undergraduate degrees in the liberal arts and sciences, and 14 graduate degrees.
Established in 1860 as a co-ed institution, Wheaton College is a private, residential, and interdenominational Christian liberal arts college, where the pursuit of faith and learning is taken seriously. Wheaton is committed to being a community that fearlessly pursues God's Truth, invests in developing well-rounded students, and prepares graduates to make a difference in the world. These principles have made learning and living at Wheaton extraordinary for 150 years.
The 2012 Fiske Guide to Colleges includes Wheaton College in its list of 49 Best Buy colleges and universities, based on academic quality in relation to the cost of attendance.
Kiplinger's rates Wheaton 25th for 100 Best Values in Private Colleges 2011-2012. Kiplinger's rankings measure academic quality and affordability, with quality accounting for two-thirds of the total.
Wheaton is one of the country’s best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review. The College is featured in The Best 376 Colleges, 2012 guide.
The 2012 U.S. News & World Report ranks Wheaton 57 out of more than 260 National Liberal Arts Colleges.
Forbes magazine ranks Wheaton 66th in their annual list of 650 best undergraduate institutions.
The Insider’s Guide to the Colleges 2012 observes, “Wheaton students… deeply value the way Wheaton has shaped them intellectually and spiritually.”
Colleges that Change Lives includes Wheaton in its select list of 40 schools.
Approximately 2,400 undergraduates, 600 graduate students
51% female, 49% male
18% of all degree seeking students are American ethnic minority students; an additional 2% are non-resident aliens. 7% of degree seeking students are MK (Missionary Kids) or TCK (Third Culture Kids)
From 49 states, 34 countries and 55+ church denominations
Full time: 198, Part time: 93
96% of full-time faculty hold earned doctorates or other terminal degree
19 endowed faculty chairs, allowing +9% of permanent faculty to hold endowed professorships
12:1 Student Faculty Ratio
The 2012 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges names Wheaton College as a Best Buy school.
Wheaton College is intentionally residential for undergraduates. Approximately 88% of students live on campus. Two underclass residence halls house first and second year students. Williston Hall houses only second year students. McManis-Evans houses second, third, and fourth year students. Third and fourth year students may apply to live in one of 15 college-owned apartment buildings or in one of the 13 college-owned houses.
Wheaton College is located in suburban Wheaton, a residential community 25 miles west of downtown Chicago, with easy access to the city, and O'Hare and Midway International Airports. – less